Zortrex appoints Michael Boevink CEO


Data security outfit Zortrex  has appointed Michael Boevink as its new CEO.

Boevink will be responsible for shaping the future direction and development of the company, realising its goal to help organisations reduce the cost and complexity of protecting against data breaches, safeguard customer privacy, and ensure compliance with ever-changing regulatory requirements.

Boevink brings over 20 years of experience spent in the new media, telecom and financial services sectors. He holds an MBA from the University of Bradford. He is said to have an in-depth understanding of the security threat landscape. Zortrex’s goal is to stem the rising tide of data breaches. It will do this by using “tokenisation”, which replaces confidential personal information with randomly generated substitute characters (tokens), as placeholder data, to mitigate the impact of any cyber-attack by devaluing all sensitive data.

As a member of the Zortrex Advisory Board, Boevink has already played a role in supporting and advancing the company’s “innovation agenda”, and introducing more organisations to Zortrex Token Vault, a scalable and secure platform that tokenises messages in-line, removing and storing sensitive data such as credit/debit card information at the boundaries of an organisation.

“With the ever increasing proliferation of data breaches, there is a pressing need for organisations to protect against cyber-attacks, secure sensitive data to drive compliance and capitalise on business outcomes. Zortrex Token Vault allows organisations to evolve how they manage sensitive information. Tokenisation closes the security gaps and mitigates the risks. I’m looking forward to working with Zortrex to help address organisations’ most important challenge by making data security an ‘easy to solve’ task.”

Zortrex Chairwoman Susan Brown added:  “Michael has an impressive track record of leading teams to success, and we are excited to begin this next chapter in our journey.